Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Home Alipay Top Scorer Trophy at UEFA EURO 2020
Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo today became the winner of the Gold Trophy of the Alipay Top Scorer Awards at UEFA EURO 2020. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Ronaldo netted five goals and made one assist at the competition. Patrik Schick from the Czech Republic was awarded the Silver Trophy, scoring five goals, while France’s Karim Benzema was the recipient of the Bronze Trophy, netting four goals.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210711005035/en/
Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo became the winner of the Gold Trophy of the Alipay Top Scorer Awards at UEFA EURO 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Alipay Top Scorer trophies are the first major international football Top-Scorer trophies to embed blockchain in their design, incorporating a hash code at the base through which scoring records of the tournament’s top three scorers can be uploaded and permanently stored on a blockchain powered by AntChain. Using the hash code provided, Alipay will upload the trophy data to the blockchain, ensuring a permanent, immutable record of the top scorers’ achievements.
“Our warmest congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo for his phenomenal performances at UEFA EURO 2020, and for winning the Alipay Top Scorer Gold Award,” said Eric Jing, Chairman and CEO of Ant Group, who presented the top scorer trophies via video from Hangzhou immediately after the final game of UEFA EURO 2020. “Just as we have used blockchain technology to permanently preserve the wonderful scoring moments of the top scorers like him, we will also keep working with UEFA, to explore innovative digital solutions that improve fans’ experiences while enjoying football.”
UEFA and AntChain, one of the technology brands of Ant Group, on June 10 announced a five-year global partnership to jointly explore using blockchain technology to accelerate the digital transformation of the football industry and improve the experiences of fans across the globe. Under the agreement, AntChain became the official global blockchain partner of UEFA EURO 2020.
To honor the performances of the top scoring players, an AntChain-developed digital record of highlights from the UEFA EURO 2020 top scorers will be preserved at UEFA’s headquarters, making it the first digital collectible in the history of the EURO Top Scorer.
“The top scoring moments digital collectible will serve as a lasting memento, encouraging football fans around the world to spread the team spirit and happiness that are part and parcel of this beloved sport,” said Mr. Jing.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Top Scorer trophies are designed by Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Group, which has been UEFA’s global partner since November 2018.
On June 12, UEFA launched a new mini program with Alipay to improve engagement with mobile-savvy Chinese football fans. Dubbed the UEFA EURO 2020 Official Digital Hub, the mini program offers football fans across China an inside look at the tournament through regular news updates, interviews with key players, and much more. The UEFA mini program has rapidly become the most popular sports-focused mini program on Alipay, attracting over 12 million users as of July 11.
During the tournament, Alipay launched a campaign via the UEFA EURO 2020 Dream Tour mini program that enables authenticated users to earn points by engaging in various fan activities. Powered by AntChain's technologies, the top 1,600 users will receive gold, silver, and bronze digital trophies as a form of digital souvenir with certificates on a blockchain.
Alipay also launched "Top Scorers on Campus,” a new advocacy program dedicated to supporting the development of campus football in China. To inspire more teenagers to pursue their football dreams, the program will award trophies with the same design as the Alipay Top Scorer Gold Trophy of the UEFA EURO 2020 to the best young players in campus football tournaments across China. Similar to the UEFA EURO 2020 Top Scorer Trophy, these students’ scoring records and achievements will also be stored on a blockchain provided by AntChain.
AntChain is one of Ant Group’s technology brands. According to IPR Daily and patent database IncoPat, Ant Group held the highest number of published blockchain-related patent applications between 2017 and the six months ended June 30, 2020. Since the launch of Ant Group’s blockchain business in 2016, the company has pioneered the use of AntChain in over 50 blockchain commercial applications and use cases, including supply chain finance, cross-border remittance, charitable donations, and product provenance.
Alipay is the leading digital payment platform in China, serving hundreds of millions of users, and connecting them with merchants and partner financial institutions that offer inclusive financial services and digital daily life services such as food delivery, transport, entertainment, and healthcare.
Ant Group has further introduced Alipay+, the global cross-border mobile payments and marketing solution which enables merchants, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to better serve consumers from all over the world by collaborating with global partners.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
For media enquiries
Vick Li Wei
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Moody’s Analytics Earns #2 Overall Ranking in Chartis Research STORM505.8.2021 16:15:00 CEST | Press release
Moody’s Analytics is #2 in the inaugural Chartis Research STORM50 (Statistical Techniques, Optimization frameworks and Risk Models) ranking of the world’s leading providers of quantitative solutions for the financial industry. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210805005744/en/ Chartis’ STORM50 ranking measures the strength of solutions in quantitative modeling and software, assessing the level of innovation and the quality of the underlying computational infrastructure. The scoring is based on five criteria: breadth and coverage, impact, computational infrastructure, innovation, and strategy. In addition to the #2 ranking overall, Moody’s Analytics placed first in 14 of 55 categories, including Breadth & Coverage, Impact, Strategy, and Innovation, evidencing the depth of the company’s modeling expertise. “The inaugural Chartis Research STORM50 ranking highlights our ability to deliver an integrated view of risk
Ultivue Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with Fluidigm for Biomarker Imaging Solutions for Precision Medicine5.8.2021 15:30:00 CEST | Press release
Ultivue, Inc. and Fluidigm Corporation (Nasdaq:FLDM) today announced a co-marketing agreement in which the companies will offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of workflow solutions for biomarker discovery and drug development. Ultivue, a leader in advancing precision medicine solutions by accelerating tissue biomarker discovery and validation develops unique assays for use in multiplex immunofluorescence imaging and analysis. Its proprietary InSituPlex® technology is designed for fast and comprehensive exploration of biologically-relevant markers combined with same slide-H&E analysis in precious tissue samples. Fluidigm is a leader in high-parameter imaging for the clinical translational research and clinical testing markets. It’s Imaging Mass Cytometry™ (IMC™) technology is designed for highly multiplexed targeted interrogation of tissue sections for 40 or more protein markers in one scan, with distinct non-overlapping signals from element-labeled antibodies detected simultaneous
Andersen Global Strengthens Puerto Rican Coverage with Tax and Advisory Firm5.8.2021 15:30:00 CEST | Press release
Andersen Global adds dimension to its platform in Puerto Rico with the addition of collaborating firm AFS CPA Group LLC (AFS), solidifying its presence in the country with tax and legal coverage. AFS provides tax and advisory services to clients including individuals and small and large businesses, serving a variety of industries such as legal, medical, food and restaurants, apparel, marketing, technology, non-profit and homeowners associations. The firm, established in 2000 by Founder and Managing Partner Antonio Sécola, is based in Gurabo and offers tax, financial, investment and cash management services as well as outsourcing and payroll functions. “As an Arthur Andersen alumnus, I look forward to rejoining the culture and working with like-minded individuals who are committed to serving clients best-in-class solutions,” Antonio said. “Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality service, and this collaboration further supplements our ability to deliver seamless solutions
Precision for Medicine and Trialbee Partner to Advance Clinical Trials for Complex Therapies and Speed Shift Toward Precision Medicine5.8.2021 15:22:00 CEST | Press release
Clinical research organization Precision for Medicine and Trialbee, a patient matching and enrollment platform, are addressing complexities in clinical development through a new partnership that will accelerate the future of precision medicine. Trialbee’s advanced analytics will play a critical role in matching patients to trials conducted by Precision for Medicine and extending recruitment to a more diverse, targeted patient community for the development of complex, personalized medicine. The partnership expands Precision for Medicine’s ability to match patients who could benefit from life-saving therapies, especially those who could be a match for trials in oncology, rare and orphan diseases, including cell or gene therapy trials. Trialbee enables accurate and fast enrollment, improving the patient journey and helping to meet patient enrollment timelines. The Precision Site Network, which includes both academic and non-academic sites across North America, Europe, and Australia, can c
Loop Energy Enters Joint Market Development Agreement With Técnicas Reunidas to Accelerate the Commercialization of Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles5.8.2021 14:00:00 CEST | Press release
Loop Energy (TSX:LPEN), a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, announces their joint market development agreement with Técnicas Reunidas (TR) – a global provider of services for investors in hydrogen infrastructure based in Madrid, Spain. Under this agreement, both parties will aim to secure future opportunities that require both TR’s hydrogen know-how and Loop Energy’s fuel cell technology. The initial scope of this joint market agreement focuses on providing hydrogen-based solutions to several key vertical markets: transport agencies, truck, transit and coach bus service fleets, materials handling, warehouse and port logistics including drayage, urban delivery services and stationary power applications. With the assistance of TR’s on-site production and supply equipment, creating hydrogen both via water electrolysis and steam reforming of natural gas, biogas or bioethanol, Loop will be able to provide more convenient and cost-effective hydrogen solutions
Moody's to Acquire RMS, Leader in Climate & Natural Disaster Risk5.8.2021 13:18:00 CEST | Press release
Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) and RMS announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Moody’s to acquire RMS, a leading global provider of climate and natural disaster risk modeling and analytics, for approximately $2.0 billion from Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LON: DMGT). The acquisition will immediately increase Moody’s insurance data and analytics business to nearly $500 million in revenue and will accelerate the development of the Company’s global integrated risk capabilities to address the next generation of risk assessment. With over 400 risk models covering 120 countries, RMS is the world’s leading provider of climate and natural disaster risk modeling serving the global property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance industries. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, RMS is expected to generate revenue of approximately $320 million1 and adjusted operating income of approximately $55 million1. "Today’s leaders face a complex, interlink
Final Results from the Longest Hereditary Angioedema Study of Active Treatment Duration Conducted to Date Support the Sustained Safety and Efficacy of TAKHZYRO ® (lanadelumab) Injection for Long-Term Prevention of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks5.8.2021 13:00:00 CEST | Press release
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the publication of the final results from the Phase 3 HELP (Hereditary Angioedema Long-term Prophylaxis) Study™ Open-label Extension (OLE) designed to evaluate the long-term safety (primary endpoint) and efficacy of TAKHZYRO® (lanadelumab) 300mg every two weeks for up to 2.5 years. The study results show that preventative treatment with TAKHZYRO markedly reduced the frequency of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in patients 12 years of age and older who received treatment for a mean duration of almost 2.5 years (29.6 months; 8.2 standard deviation).1 The data were published online this month in the journal Allergy. Secondary endpoints of the study showed the mean (min;max) HAE attack rate observed in the study population (N=209) was reduced by 87.4 percent (-100; 852.8) overall versus baseline, and attacks requiring acute treatment (N=106) were reduced by 93.4 percent (-100; -52.8).1 Reductions were
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom